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Pindar's eyes : visual and material culture in Epinician poetry

Author: David Fearn
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Pindar's Eyes' is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between Greek lyric poetry and visual and material culture in the early 5th century BCE, drawing on case studies to open up analysis of the genre to the wider theme of aesthetic experience in early classical Greece.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Pindarus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Fearn
ISBN: 9780191808449 019180844X 9780191065552 0191065552
OCLC Number: 1001835702
Language Note: In English with some text in ancient Greek.
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Pindarś Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Eyes and `Iś; Eyes and `Iś: Deixis, Visuality, Ecphrasis, Referentiality; Memorialization, Transmission, Material Culture, Cultural Value; 1: Efficacy: Nemean 5 and Herodotus on Aeginetan Victors, Heroes, and Statues; I. Static Statues, Departing Poems; II. `Pindarś Splendid Pictures:́ Craft Analogies and Beyond; II. 1 Aborted Myth: Lyric Storytelling and Aesthetic Perception; II. 2 Narrative, Persuasion, Falsehood; III. Encomiastic Conclusions III. 1 Catalogues and Materialist VoicesIII. 2 Lyric Architectonics; IV. Herodotus on Aeginetan Efficacy: Heroes, Cult Statues, and Pindaric Reception; IV. 1 Moving Sculptures and Aeginetan Efficacy in Book 5; IV. 2 Cult Statues and Heroes at Salamis; IV. 3 Lampon and Pausanias; V. Conclusion; 2: Contact: Lyric Referentiality and Material Culture in Nemean 8; I. Young Love: Pindarś Touching Overtures; I.1 The Construction of Love; I.2 Erotic Contextualizability?; I.3 Sight, Touch, Desire, Imagination; II. Contacting Aiakos; II. 1 Contextual Connectivity; II. 2 Votive Reliefs II. 3 The First Person ForegroundedII. 4 Architecture for Aiakos; II. 5 The Aiakeion as a Lyric Model; II. 6 Pindar and Ritual?; II. 7 Kleos and Subjectivity; II. 8 Ecphrasis, Deixis, Gesture; II. 9 The Epiphanic Voice; III. Attitudes, Visions, Materialities; III. 1 Haptics, Gesture, Epic Rhetoric; III. 2 Past and Future, Monumentality and Memorialization; IV. Conclusion; Coda: The Alcmaeon Encounter: Pythian 8.56-60; 3: Ecphrasis and the Politics of Time in Pythian 1; I. Unity and Coherence; II. Lyric and Hymnic Traditions: Framing Lyric Power III. Ecphrasis, Signification, and `the Irruption of Time into PlayÍII. 1 On Interpreting Portents; III. 2 Volcanic Noise; IV. Time for Prayers; V. Tensions; VI. Revelation and Authority; VII. Noise Revisited; VIII. Conclusion: Monstrous Time; 4: Language and Vision in the Epinician Poets; I. The Decorative Box of Words: Simonides ́Danae Fragment; I.1 Ecphrastic Framing; I.2 Vividness: Language, Imagery, Colour; I.3 Aesthetics, Communication, and Response; I.4 Conclusion; II. Vision and Material Culture in Bacchylides and Pindar Compared; II. 1 `Look This Way with Your Mind́ II. 2 The Passion Within: Ecphrasis and the Opacity of Bacchylidean Lyric NarrativeII. 3 Eyesight in Argos: Vision and Material Culture in Pindar, Nemean 10; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Passages Cited; General Index
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